im·​pact·​ful im-ˈpakt-fəl How to pronounce impactful (audio) ˈim-ˌpakt-fəl How to pronounce impactful (audio)
: having a forceful impact : producing a marked impression
impactful song lyrics
impactful humanitarian efforts
Fashion loves a big expansive gesture, but a small one can be pretty impactful, too.Mark Holgate

Examples of impactful in a Sentence

an impactful story of love and redemption
Recent Examples on the Web Regulatory scrutiny is particularly impactful to AI startup firms that don’t have cash flows like OpenAI, potentially requiring them to hire compliance teams rather than devoting resources to developing money-making products quickly. Laura Bratton, Quartz, 7 June 2024 Aggressive and impactful reporting on climate change, the environment, health and science. Tony Briscoe, Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2024 Duke Riley made back-to-back impactful plays on defense, first stopping a Achane run close to the line of scrimmage, and then dropping back into coverage and breaking up a possible reception. Omar Kelly, Miami Herald, 5 June 2024 The model speaks about snacks and beauty, in time for the release of 'A Kids Book About Beauty.' Ashley Graham has been an impactful force in shifting the conversation on beauty standards throughout her career. Anna Halkidis, Parents, 4 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for impactful 

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Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of impactful was in 1939

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Cite this Entry

“Impactful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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